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Young, tech-savvy Filipinos more sexually active than you think

in PHILIPPINES, 08/02/2014

In the age of social media, more young Filipinos are engaging in premarital sex. A recent study on the fertility and sexuality of Filipino youth and young adults released Thursday, February 6, showed the digitally-wired generation is exploring new forms of sexual behaviors and activities, too.

The 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS) conducted among 19,178 respondents showed 1 out of 3 Filipino youth had premarital sex, most of them young adults aged 20-24 (54%).

“Increasing prevalence of premarital sex may mean greater acceptance of behavior among our youth than in the past,” Maria Marquez of the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) said.

The increasing pattern in premarital sexual activity is expected, Marquez added.

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